Hustling Lavonte David II

February 3rd, 2020

New position; old self.

It seems moving to the inside linebacker position was a smooth transition for Bucs star Lavonte David.

Joe has already brought a story that since 2017, only one linebacker had more hustle stops than David (40), and that was future Hall of Famer Luke Kuechly (43).

A hustle stop is where a defender has to travel 20 yards or more to make a tackle.

Well, now comes word from NextGen stats, pumped out by the NFL, that only one defender in all the NFL had more hustle stops than David during the 2019 season. And that was Buffalo linebacker Matt Milano.

So did David struggle making the transition from outside linebacker to inside with Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ 34 defense? This stat suggests just the opposite.

6 Responses to “Hustling Lavonte David II”

  1. BucAllNight Says:

    LVD Face of our Defense and most UNDERRATED BUC Defender of ALL TIME!!

    Give him is final contract next year so he can RETIRE a BUC J-Licht

    Go Bucs!!

  2. RagingBrisket Says:

    Sad that a truly great player can have his entirely stellar career be easily forgotten and overlooked by sad virtue of playing for such a moribund franchise during his time. He is one of the only players a fan can appreciate in this franchise over these long suffering years of stark ineptitude.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    RagingBrisket … When his first contract was up, Lavonte could’ve played for just about any team he wanted to; he’s that good. He chose the Bucs, for whatever reason. Making over $10 mil a year probably helped him make his choice, but I don’t think that’s the sole reason he chose the Bucs. He really loves this team, and I would hope that we all appreciate that. There are LOTS and LOTS of people in this world who I feel for in terms of being ‘underappreciated’ (and usually underpaid) … police, firemen, our military, teachers, etc. Mega-millionaire football players who had choices who to play for during their career don’t fall into my ‘underappreciated’ category.

    While watching the Super Bowl last night, I was thinking about how much I’d love to see the Bucs on that big stage at this time next year. If we do everything right in these next few months in building our 2020 TEAM, I really do believe that we’ll have a decent chance to make the playoffs. And once you’re in, anything can happen. That’d be LVD’s best career opportunity for recognition. HOPEFULLY it all comes together.

  4. DI Says:

    And to imagine a particular poster on here suggested he was a soft loser like another former player.

  5. Brandon Says:

    An ILB in a 3-4 and the Mike and Will LBs in the 4-3 are the same. There was very little transition needed.

  6. nano107 Says:

    Joe did you see Kwon missing tackles last night